BLIGH: William Bligh in the South Seas Anne Salmond

ISBN: 9780520270565

Published: October 11th 2011

Hardcover

528 pages


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BLIGH: William Bligh in the South Seas  by  Anne Salmond

BLIGH: William Bligh in the South Seas by Anne Salmond
October 11th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 528 pages | ISBN: 9780520270565 | 5.77 Mb

In Bligh, the story of the most notorious of all Pacific explorers is told through a new lens as a key episode in the history of the world, rather than simply of the West. Award-winning anthropologist Anne Salmond recounts with a fresh perspectiveMoreIn Bligh, the story of the most notorious of all Pacific explorers is told through a new lens as a key episode in the history of the world, rather than simply of the West. Award-winning anthropologist Anne Salmond recounts with a fresh perspective the triumphs and disasters of William Bligh’s life in a riveting narrative that for the first time portrays the Pacific islanders as players.

Beginning in 1777, when Bligh, at twenty-two, first arrived in Tahiti with Captain Cook, Salmond charts Bligh’s three Pacific voyages—and tells how they transformed lives on the islands as well as on board the ships and back in Europe. She sheds new insight into the mutiny aboard the Bounty—and on Bligh’s remarkable 3,000-mile journey across the Pacific in a small boat—through revelations from the raw, unguarded letters between him and his wife Betsy. This beautifully told story reveals Bligh for the first time, as an important ethnographer adding to the paradoxical legacy of this famed seaman, and it captures more definitively than ever the excitement, drama, and terror of these events.



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